With Tuchel, Chelsea is scared again
“I’m sure no one wants to play against us” in the Champions League, joked on Wednesday Thomas Tuchel, who made Chelsea a scarecrow for the quarter-finals, with his iron defense, his transfigured players and a steel mind .
From 23 goals taken in 19 league days with Frank Lampard to 2 goals conceded in 10 games since the arrival of Tuchel, defense is the sector where the transformation has been the most radical and the most spectacular. The Blues’ cage has remained clean in 11 of the 13 meetings he has led and he remains undefeated, a record for a “rookie” coach at Chelsea. The former Paris SG technician opted for a three-center defense and a double pivot in the middle, which gives a lot of control in the heart of the game and frees the full-backs to participate in the attacking game.